Thursday, June 30, 2011

Letters K-N

Day 11

The Letter K

Verse of the Day:

Proverbs 2:6

For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Bible Story of the day

2nd Samuel 6


Rice Krispie cereal

Hershey Kiss



Color/Paint the letter “K”

Dance to Christian music like David

Kick a ball in the yard

Play in Ava’s little kitchen

Day 12

The Letter “L”

Verse of the Day:

1 John 1:5This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.”

Bible Story of the Day:

Daniel and the Lion’s Den- Daniel 6:4-27





Lima Beans


Play “light it up” word game (use flashlight to work on labeling items)

Glue leaves on a large letter “L”

Play with our little people Lions as the pool

Make a “lions den” with blankets

Day 13

The Letter M

Verse of the Day

“May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be ever pleasing to you Oh Lord!”

Bible Story of the Day:

Baby Moses in the basket


Go to Menchie’s

Move on down the lazy river

Paint the Letter “M”

Make a picture of Moses in the basket




Menchie’s ice cream

Mexican food

Day 14

The Letter N

Verse of the Day:

1 Timothy 4:12

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

Bible Story:

Noah and the Ark


Meet Miss Becky’s NEW baby

Play with Little People Noah’s Ark

Use our nose to smell different around the house.

Take a Nap (mommy and Ava)




Nature Valley bar

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Letter J

Day 10

The Letter J

Verse of the Day:

Luke 6:37

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Bible Story of the Day

John the Baptist, baptizes Jesus, Mark 1: 1-11


Peanut Butter and Jelly (Ava is not a fan of bread, so we will put it on a cracker, but feel free to put the PBandJ on a sandwich)


Jello Pudding


Color or paint the letter “J” with Bible verse written on it

Make a dove with tissue paper…dove landing on Jesus when He was baptized

Make shapes with jello

Work on jumping: In and out of a circle (hula hoop), on the bed, in the yard

Go to White water or DAC Kids to jump in the water or on the jumpies

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Holland not Italy

My precious one and nothing is going to stop her!

Last night a read an amazing article about a young many who was graduating from JL Mann high school in Greenville, SC. No big deal right? The reason the story was so poignant to me was because when this young man had been born 21 years ago. He was born very, very early. In fact in the article I was told that he was born a whole trimester early. Because he was born so early he had some developmental delays and some learning disabilities. In fact, because of his learning issues it took him 6 years to complete high school. The article was so inspiring because even though he had to try very hard at school, he never quit. At the end of the article, he was asked what was one thing that he would change. He said, "To not have been born so early.....but that was God's plan for my life!"
In the article, the writer included a great story that describes how a parent of preemie feels.


Emily Perl Kingsley.

c1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley. All rights reserved

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child born too early. I to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this……

When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip – to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It’s all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, “Welcome to Holland.”

“Holland?!?” you say. “What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I’m supposed to be in Italy. All my life I’ve dreamed of going to Italy.”

But there’s been a change in the flight plan. They’ve landed in Holland and there you must stay.

So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

It’s just a different place. It’s slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you’ve been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around…. and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills….and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy… and they’re all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say “Yes, that’s where I was supposed to go. That’s what I had planned.”

But… if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn’t get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things … about Holland.

Even though my sweet Ava was born 10 weeks early (about a half a trimester early), we still face some of the same struggles that the young man in the article. It took her a little longer to crawl, sit up, walk and talk then children her same age. But with every task she worked hard, and always did it with a smile and spunk! There are times when I look at my friend's children that came into the world at the exact time and with seeming ease, and wonder. What would Ava and our life be like if she had been born at the correct time? When the questions, doubt, sadness and even anger creep into my life, I take a moment and bring all of those negative thoughts to the Lord. Again and again he gracious reminds me of Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you DECLARES THE LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." I am also reminded of Ephesians 2:10, "For we are God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do GOOD works which God prepared in ADVANCE for us to do!". I cling to those scriptures, one because G0d has nothing but amazing plans for Ava's life, today and everyday. Second, that God had already written out every step of Ava's journey! Her being born 10 weeks early, in a very dramatic fashion did not catch God off guard. He had already written out every step of her incredible journey. Do I know what future holds, no...but I do know who holds the future. In HIM I put my trust, find my love and peace, and place my child!

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Letter F-I

Day 6

The Letter F

Verse of the Day

“A Friends loves at all times”! Proverbs 17:17

Bible Story of the day:

“Jesus tells the fishermen to FOLLOW ME”!


French Fries

Fried chicken




Hang out with Friends at the pool

Color/paint the Letter F

Paint pick of our hand and fingers

Go look at fish at Pet Smart

Matthew 4:18-22

Day 7

The Letter G

Verse of the Day:

Lamentations 3:22-23 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Bible story of the Day:

God made the World: Genesis 1


Go to Grammy’s house

Wear Green

Color the Letter “G”

Watch “God Made Me” DVD


Green Jello

Graham Crackers


Granola bar

Day 8

The Letter H

Verse of the Day:

2 Samuel 7:22

“How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.

Bible Story of the Day:

Hannah prays for a baby


Play with our cousin Hudson

Make a hot air balloon

Read “The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses”

Paint/Color Letter H

Watch DVD with story of Hannah


Hot dog


Day 9

The Letter I

Verse of the Day

Ecclesiastes 3:10 “He has made everything beautiful in its time

Bible Story of the Day:

Story of Abraham and Isaac, Genesis 22


Go get an Icy

Play games to learn about In and Out

Swim In the water

Color/Paint the letter I

Ice cream

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Great website

A friend of mine just sent me a link to a great, creative website for teaching your preschooler. I hope that it helps!! I have just briefly looked at it, but I am going to be using some of the examples in my upcoming blog posts! Love it!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Letter D

Day 4

The Letter D

Bible Story:

David and Goliath: 1st Samuel 17

Verse of the Day:

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 374

Foods to Eat:

Dairy foods: Ice cream, cheese, yogurt



Go diving in the water at Whitewater or at a friends pool

Paint rocks: Go along with David and Goliath story

Dance around the house to some fun music

Skype and talk to DOC (Ava’s granddaddy)

Color the letter “D”

Make hearts with our feet in paint: ….desires of your heart.

Letter of the Day: A-C

Before I became a stay at home mom, I was a teacher, working in Children's ministry for seven years and was a camp counselor in college. This summer I decided to take those skills and create a program for my daughter and I to do each day. My goal is to weave Christian principles and truths through her academic learning. Please feel free to use any of the ideas you see to help you have a great summer! Right now I have just done A-C, but will be updating the blog with the remainder of the letters in the upcoming days.

Letter of the Day

Summer Curriculum

Day 1: The Letter A

Verse of the Day:

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength

Bible story of the Day:

Proverbs: 6:6-8, The Story of the Ant

Foods to Eat:

Applesauce, Animal crackers, Apple cereal bar, Apple Juice


Color sheet of an Apple and the lower case “A”, use a red and green color to review colors

Paint a picture of an upper case “A” with the memory verse on the bottom of the sheet

Make a play date with an “A” named friend. We played with our friend Addison.

Color or Paint a picture of an ant that goes along with the Bible Story (Proverbs 6:6-8)

Watch “Annie” (the original)

Day 2: The Letter B

Verse of the Day:

Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”

Bible Story of the Day

Numbers 22, Balaam and His Donkey

Foods to Eat:

Bananas, Beans (green beans), broccoli


Watch Barney

Go to the library and read books at story time

Play with bubbles

Color/paint a picture of the letter “B”

Fingerpaint a heart-about being kind/ and tenderhearted to one another

Day 3: The Letter C

Verse of the Day

Psalm 20:3-4
“Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a clean heart,”

Bible Story of the Day

Jesus heals the Centurion’s servant

Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10

Foods to eat

Chick fil a, chicken, cereal, chocolate milk, ice cream, carrots


Go play at Swift-CANTRELL park

Color/paint a picture of the letter C

Eat and Play at Chick fil a

Color a cow picture

Watch Sesame street counting DVD